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Valley Edition - September 6, 2019 - Friant-Kern Canal, Selma Districts, The Other California

On this week’s Valley Edition: caring for a child with acute mental illness can be really difficult especially when resources to keep the child safe are limited. We get feedback from parents and profressionals.

We also dig into why the Selma City Council wants to get rid of at-large voting and map out districts. And the Friant-Kern Canal delivers water to farms and communities on the east side of the Valley but excess groundwater pumping is causing it to sink in some areas. We hear about one possible, but expensive, fix.

And in light of a new podcast we’re developing, we talk to peach farmers Nikiko and Mas Masumoto about what it’s like to live in this region of the state, sometimes called the other California.

Listen to those stories and more on the podcast above.